LOVE LANGUAGE BY EMMA HART IS LIVE!!!!!Get ready to dive into the world of The Aristocrat Diaries and find out just what happens when a brooding gardener and a Lady get stormed in at an estate, alone…
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love Language by Emma Hart
Series: The Aristocrat Diaries #1
on October 19, 2021
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: the publisher
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An aristocrat and a gardener walk into a bar, and the barman says—never mind. They walked into a shed, and they’re kissing. Oops.
My father trying to set me up with every eligible bachelor in England? Check.
A crazy aunt with even crazier goats who keep eating the flowerbeds? Check.
Me secretly moonlighting as the internet’s newest agony aunt and fixing relationships one love language at a time? Check.
One grumpy, bearded gardener that I keep accidentally kissing?
Step into the upper-crust world of British aristocracy with Emma Hart’s romping new romantic comedy series, The Aristocrat Diaries. Starting with Love Language, the tale of undercover agony aunt Lady Gabriella Hastings and Miles Kingsley, the handsome, brooding gardener at her family’s estate.
*Please note that Love Language is set in England with English characters and is written in British English.*
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“You should all be thankful I’m not bringing home more goats.”
That was true. “Victoria and Albert are definitely enough.”
Alex snorted. “Victoria and Albert? You named your goats Victoria and Albert?” “Technically, it’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert,” I answered.
She blinked at him. “What else would I name them?”
“Billy?” Alex offered with a grin. “Gruff?”
“I do fancy another pair, though. I was thinking about Elizabeth and Philip.”
Alex composed himself. “Skipped a few monarchs there, haven’t you?”
“Well, yes.” She tapped her chin. “But the four kings between our queens are Edwards and Georges. I suppose George is an option, but Edward isn’t. Has rather a negative connotation to it, doesn’t it?”
I kicked Alex under the table.
We were not going to get my aunt started on Edward.
I’d hear nothing but her rants on him and Wallis Simpson for the next week, and I much preferred my sanity.
“Elizabeth and Philip are great names for goats,” I agreed. “Especially since the Queen is the GOAT.”
“Did you just call Her Majesty a goat?” Alex’s shoulders shook with laughter.
“No, I said the GOAT.”
Aunt Cat pressed her hand against her chest in horror. “That’s your relative you’re besmirching!”
Jesus. How did I get here? “The greatest of all time,” I said quickly, before she could spiral any further. “It’s a compliment. GOAT. Greatest of all time. See?”
She frowned. “Why can’t you just say she’s the greatest of all time? You kids these days. You’re so lazy in your English. Never mind horticulture classes, Gabriella, you need some elocution lessons.”
I was a tiny bit leery due to the last part of the synopsis, sometimes the British English can be a bit confusing for me when I’m reading just a fun story. But other than one or two words I had to Google, I didn’t have any issues with this in that way! The image above my review kind of is perfect to go along with one of the quotes that I had to save from the book.
“Stop Queen Victoria! She’s going on a rampage!”
So the hilarious aunt in this story had two goats, the names in the excerpt above, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. So just their names alone made for some laugh out loud moments in this story. But as usual it was more than that from this author that made me fall in love with the story. First you have wonderful characters. They have some of the best thoughts and ideas and of course dialogue. One of my favorite parts of any Emma Hart book is the banter, filled with sarcasm and wit, and that was here in spades! Also as you would expect in this author’s book you have wonderful secondary characters, ones that you know will have their own books since this is the first in a series! Yay! And family members, especially the more elderly ones, such as Aunt Cat, and even Miles’s grandfather are a part of the story that we don’t miss out on, as Hart writes them in such fun ways!
This being set in England has a different aspect to the story, with your true aristocracy that one doesn’t truly have in the US. And that was a fun change. Oh, speaking of side characters, there is even a young girl, Gabriella’s nieces, who adds some of the fun to the story. I liked the things we learned about her that are leading into the next story as well.
My only complaint, what made it a 4.5 instead of full 5 stars for me, was that the ahem, steamy scenes, weren’t quite as many as I think we get usually. It was a little sweeter romance overall in that way. Which might be more of a British type of thing? Maybe? I don’t know. But overall I adored this, a smile on my face as I read and loved the whole thing.
About the Author:
Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.